Tom Holkenborg Launches Composer Program SCORE Academy

The course is available to selected students for free via an application process.  

Tom Holkenborg Junkie XL
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Ahead of his keynote appearance at Synthplex in Los Angeles this weekend, composer Tom Holkenborg today announced the launch of SCORE Academy. In collaboration with ASCAP, the annual program offers a “full-contact curriculum,” conceived by Holkenborg, who also works under the Junkie XL moniker. Fields covered include scoring, sound design, mixing and production, music technology and the film-music business.

The course is available to selected students for free via an application process.

Said Holkenborg: “I have always been a passionate advocate of making education accessible to all, and my SCORE Academy will provide the hands-on tuition and training that’s required to make it as a composer,” s “Vocational education in this field is invaluable, and SCORE Academy will equip our students with the tools they need to succeed.”

Holkenborg’s credits include “Deadpool,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Black Mass,” “Alita: Battle Angel,” “Divergent” and the forthcoming “Terminator: Dark Fate.” His work with such directors as Robert Rodriguez, George Miller, Tim Miller and James Cameron means an affiliation with over $2 billion in gross box office receipts. Holkenborg also hosts the online tutorial series Studio Time, which boasts more than 100,000 YouTube subscribers, and created a four-year bachelor program called Media Music as an associate professor at ArtEZ Academy of Music in the Netherlands.